Is Karma Really a B**ch?
We’ve all heard the saying that what goes around comes around and that Karma is a bitch, but is that really true? If it is true, then how is it that you can do kind things for people and still get stomped on? Read on and I’ll explain.
A friend told me recently about a business partner who took advantage of his trusting nature and undermined him by spreading lies that turned a lot of key people against him and then starting a competing company. Understandably, he wanted those who deserted him to know what an eel his former partner was, but the damage had been done. I urged him to let the matter rest, and here’s why.
Everything that is, is energy. All of life vibrates with energy and our thoughts do as well. This energy creates the reality in our lives. In other words, it drives what we manifest. If I had to hazard a guess as to why my friend got undermined by his partner, I would say that at some point, perhaps even on multiple occasions, he thought about how people take advantage of him, or that he is too kind and leaves himself vulnerable to unscrupulous people. Perhaps even other people who care about him, told him the same thing, thus reinforcing the idea that he is vulnerable to attack. In other words, he called it on and the emotion of fear gave greater power to the thought that formed in his mind.
The universe responds to the energy it receives by drawing that which you think about toward you.
Understanding the power of emotion in manifesting our reality, I had to give a little more thought to whether or not Karma would work to right the wrong done to my friend. Let’s face it. Sometimes Karma is a bitch and sometimes Karma misses the mark entirely. So, what gives? Here’s how it works. It is neither our actions nor our words that cause things to manifest in our lives. It is really only the emotional energy we transmit as we are performing an action that the universe will respond to. That is why you can’t simply say, “Universe give me a job,” and immediately get a call to start a new job on Monday. If you were to say that, you would likely be saying it with some sense of desperation, in which case, the universe would respond by presenting you with a desperate situation.
So, back to Karma and the cycle of revenge. When we are angry and seeking revenge, we are stirring up negative energy. When we are feeling desperate to have people know the truth, we are creating negative energy. When we do kind things with fear or desperation as a motivator, then we are stirring up negative emotion. When we take pleasure in doing rotten things to people, we are giving positive energy to a destructive action. When we take pleasure in being kind to people, we are giving positive energy to a positive action. This is why it seems Karma is only sometimes a bitch. This is why unscrupulous people sometimes get away with their actions.
Now, suppose someone took great pleasure in seeking revenge against another person. Revenge is a negative head space and to think about taking revenge is a bad enough head space, but to take action means you must be really tormented. This state of emotional torment would likely be something a person stewed in for some time, which means this negative energy would be well rooted in the person’s psyche. If you look into the lives of all the miserable people you know, how many of them are living joyfully? None, of course, because they are miserable. Rotten circumstances appear in their lives on a regular basis and any good that comes to them tends to be fleeting, which means the fruits of their joyful revenge will be short lived.
My advice to my friend was to focus on loving himself more, because if he did, he wouldn’t need the approval or acceptance of anyone who didn’t naturally recognize the goodness in him. Besides, the spirit of trying to prove yourself to people is one born of fear and desperation and that will only make your efforts futile. The other part of the equation, is that unscrupulous people are drawn to each other by virtue of their common negative energy. Let them have each other. No good will ever come of a relationship with a person who spends their time in a fearful, hateful, vengeful head space.
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